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Job #: R-00070637
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Security Operations Center (SOC) Support Services is a US Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise.  The DHS SOC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component SOC. Direction and coordination are achieved through a new shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication.

The Technical Writer will support a DHS customer in documenting Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Policy Directives, Instructions, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Vendor Due Diligence reports, Guides, Operational reference documentation, security compliance documentation, training material, writing and editing technical documents, and white papers to be delivered to the government in response to requirements.

Will be responsible for taking very detailed notes of various program meetings and documenting actions.

In addition, will create presentations primarily using MS Powerpoint and Visio.

Will create various weekly, biweekly and monthly reports.


  • Conduct research and gather content for required SCRM documents. Interact with stakeholders of SCRM program, technical or subject matter expert (SME) team members for content development. 

  • Writes or edits documentation to include materials for reports, manuals, briefings, proposals, instructional materials, White Papers and other documents, into an easy to read, comprehensive, compliant, clear, concise, and compelling documents.

  • Reviews, performs quality assurance, and edits SCRM Due Diligence reports. Ensures content properly adhere to required templates.

  • Ensures the appropriate use of technical terminology in SCRM related documents.

  • Assists in collecting and organizing information required for development, and/or improvement of policies, instructions, guides, training materials, SOPs, and reports.

  • Organizes information from multiple sources and expresses technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers. 

  • Become familiar and comply with government style guides. Track and manage assigned tasks.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience writing operational guides, procedures, technical or policy documentation.

  • BA/BS degree in a technical field or English/Journalism and 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of experience.

  • Active Secret clearance and the ability to obtain a DHS EOD.

  • Outstanding communications, professional writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar skills.

  • Expertise using MS Office Suite including Visio, Excel, Project and Word.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities as needed

  • Strong attention to details is required


  • Familiarity with Department of Homeland Security terminology.

  • Experience conducting open source research.

  • Working knowledge of IT standards and frameworks such as ITIL, NIST or ISO.

  • Experience with various procurement platforms and US Government audits.

  • Fundamental understanding of cyber supply chain risk management processes and quality management processes.

  • Understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Understanding of NIST 800-161, NIST 800-30, NIST 800-37 or equivalent DoD policies/standards.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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